Weber State women’s tennis falls 4-0 at Stanford in NCAA Tournament
After just the second Big Sky title in program history and first NCAA Tournament appearance in 23 years, the Weber State women’s tennis team fell 4-0 to No. 6 Stanford in the first round of the national tournament Friday afternoon.
Stanford, who is now 22-2 and was hosting the first- and second-round pod, has the nation’s longest winning streak at 19.
Stanford earned the doubles point when Angelica Blake and Alexis Blokhina defeated Megan Davies and Ana Morett 6-1, and Emma Sun and Alexandra Yepifanova defeated Dylan Lolofie and Megan Lombardi 6-1.
Sicely Ferreira and Kenadee Semenik had their doubles match to within 4-3 for Weber State but action was stopped with the doubles point secured for Stanford.
Of the six singles matches, Morett at No. 1 singles and Semenik at No. 5 fared the best. Stanford wrapped up three of the six matches to go up 4-0 and claim victory (only seven points are available in the team contest). Four of Stanford’s six singles players are nationally ranked in the top 100.
WSU finishes the season 12-9. The Wildcats took second in the Big Sky regular season before winning the conference tournament.
Below are the results of the singles matches:
1. Alexandra Yepifanova (STAN) def. Ana Morett (WSU) — 6-2, 6-4
2. Connie Ma (STAN) vs. Megan Davies (WSU) — 6-2, 5-1 DNF
3. Angelica Blake (STAN) vs. Megan Lombardi (WSU) — 6-1, 5-2 DNF
4. Alexis Blokhina (STAN) def. Li Yang Ping An (WSU) — 6-0, 6-2
5. Valencia Xu (STAN) vs. Kenadee Semenik (WSU) — 6-3, 4-2 DNF
6. Sara Choy (STAN) def. Dylan Lolofie (WSU) — 6-1, 6-0